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Volkswagen unveils the ID Roomzz, an all-electric SUV in the Shangai Auto Show

Volkswagen unveils the ID Roomzz, an all-electric SUV in the Shangai Auto Show

Volkswagen unveils the ID Roomzz, an all-electric SUV in the Shangai Auto Show

volkswagen ID Roomzz

German automakers Volkswagen has unveiled it’s next, futuristic luxury all-electric SUV called the Volkswagen ID Roomzz at the Shangai Autoshow in China. This powerful electric SUV boasts of a level 4 autonomous capability.  It will be released in the Chinese market by 2021.

China is the world’s largest market as far as electric cars are concerned so companies are battling for a large chunk of the market share. The all-new ID Roomzz will come with a powerful 82kWh battery and will provide a range of up to 450 km (279 miles) on a single charge.

ID Roomzz

The concept car also boasts of a fast charging system. This is capable of delivering up to 80% charge in just under 30 minutes. Klaus Bischoff, chief designer at Volkswagen describe the SUV as a “Monolith.”  This appears to be seamlessly machined from one solid block.

The battery-powered luxury SUV moves effortlessly and smoothly with any sound or emission. The company is betting big on its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform. Which will serve as a stepping stone in achieving a goal of 10 million cars sold. The new Roomzz will be joining other members of the company’s autonomous electric car family. Other members of the family include the Vizzion (400-mile range with 75kWh).  The Crozz (a self-driving cross-over SUV), the Buggy, the Buzz and the Buggy Cargo.

Volkswagen ID Roomzz

Of all the electric cars in the VW lineup, the Roomzz appear to be most sophisticated. Its 2 front seats can swivel 25 degrees when the car is in autonomous mode. This design is to enable a more relaxed conversation during driving. We wonder what Tesla’s response to this car will be.

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